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Lineage and Honors Information as of 12 March 2010

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2d BATTALION, 506th INFANTRY REGIMENT
(CURRAHEE)

 

Constituted 1 July 1942 in the Army of the United States as Company B, 506th Parachute Infantry

Activated 20 July 1942 at Camp Toccoa, Georgia

(506th Parachute Infantry assigned 1 March 1945 to the 101st Airborne Division)

Inactivated 30 November 1945 in France

Redesignated 18 June 1948 as Company B, 506th Airborne Infantry

Allotted 25 June 1948 to the Regular Army

Activated 6 July 1948 at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky

Inactivated 1 April 1949 at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky

Activated 25 August 1950 at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky

Inactivated 1 December 1953 at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky

Activated 15 May 1954 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina

Inactivated 25 April 1957 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and relieved from assignment to the 101st Airborne Division; concurrently reorganized and redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Airborne Battle Group, 506th Infantry

Redesignated 21 January 1964 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion, 506th Infantry, and assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (organic elements concurrently constituted)

Battalion activated 3 February 1964 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky

Inactivated 31 July 1972 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and relieved from assignment to the 101st Airborne Division

Assigned 30 September 2005 to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and activated at Fort Campbell, Kentucky

Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 2d Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment

 

 

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

 World War II
*Normandy (with arrowhead)
*Rhineland (with arrowhead)
*Ardennes-Alsace
*Central Europe

 Vietnam
*Counteroffensive, Phase III
*Tet Counteroffensive
*Counteroffensive, Phase IV
*Counteroffensive, Phase V
*Counteroffensive, Phase VI
*Tet 69/Counteroffensive
*Summer-Fall 1969
*Winter-Spring 1970
*Sanctuary Counteroffensive
*Counteroffensive, Phase VII
*Consolidation I
*Consolidation II

War on Terrorism
Campaigns to be determined

 

DECORATIONS

*Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered NORMANDY

*Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered BASTOGNE

*Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered TRANG BANG

*Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968

*Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2005-2006

*French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered NORMANDY

*Netherlands Orange Lanyard

*Belgian Croix de Guerre 1940 with Palm, Streamer embroidered BASTOGNE; cited in the order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at Bastogne

*Belgian Fourragere 1940

*Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in France and Belgium

*Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968

*Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968-1969

*Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1971

*Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968-1970

Companies A and D additionally entitled to:

Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered DONG AP BIA MOUNTAIN

Company C additionally entitled to:

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ DEC 2005-NOV 2006

 

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

 

JEFFREY J. CLARKE
Chief of Military History


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